Apple: iPod Touch

With its shiny new look and jam-packed with new apps and software, iPod Touch is the hottest gadget market at the moment. This iPod Touch brought you by Apple is a new kind of MP4 Player, it is more like a Media Device with Wi-Fi Apple have brought many great products to the market and at the moment have a big chunk of the technology market with their best-selling product being the iPod. The iPod was first released in 2001, seven years on they have the one of the best selling products in the world.

The iPod Touch brings something new to the table from Apple, the main purpose for the iPod is to play music but the Touch has just so much more. It is a completely different iPod, the first set of features to mention is the Music, Movie and TV Shows it allows you to listen to your music on your iTunes Playlist. The new iPod Touch also uses the new features on the new iTunes 8. Including the new Genius Playlist, that composes a playlist for you according to the music you have in your library. Also the movies you have on iTunes can be transferred onto the iPod Touch. With the iPod Touch’s wide screen it is lovely for watching movies. Listening to music on the Touch is brilliant too, now that it has an iTunes store built onto the iPod. Imagine that you are out and you hear a track that you like, you can now buy it on iPod Touch, wherever you are.

Another cool app the iPod has now is games and on normal iPods they are 2D but with the Touch the games are in 3D. The games have become very popular and are also available on iTunes. The new iPod Touch allows you to play games like you are using a game controller, the games are played using motion sensor on the iPod Touch. Very cool app ad feature that will revolutionize mobile gaming in the future. The most populat feature they have is the internet using wi-fi, the browser Apple use on the iPod Touch is Safari. Safari is said to be the fastest browser both on Mac and PC. Now Safari has come mobile and there have been many glitches but Apple have improved it and is now as solid as ever. With the new iPod Touch may come new problems, but they should be sorted soon. You can connect to the internet using Wi-Fi.

The iPod Touch also boasts features that next-generation mobiles boast, including Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Photos , Calculator and etc. Another cool app the Touch has that you can connect you trainers to it and it will allow you to connect to your trainers. So you can track your health and fitness and other helpful statistics to keep you in top shape. The iPod Touch also allows you to watch youtube videos, which is great for when you are on the move.

I really think that the iPod touch is a great piece of kit its design blows every other kind of media player out of the water. The design is well thought out and is very very appealing. It catches your eye as soon as you look at it amongst other products. It also invites the urge for you to lift it up and touch it. The main feature on the iPod Touch is the touch screen, that is how it is full operated. You use your fingers to control the iPod , it is loads of fun when listening to music because of iTunes cover-flow it is just beautiful to use. It is also great for viewing pictures because you can pinch the screen and the picture zooms in or out. The way the touch scree has been implemented on the iPod Touch has also been used on the trackpad on the new Apple MacBook Pro. It works just as well and is great for moving your windows around.

The iPod Touch comes in a 8, 16 aand 32GB editions, one of the problems that Apple Consumers have is the fact that that sizes are too small. Not a problem more a want from the consumers. Overall it is a fantastic piece of kit, a lot of other companies will implement the same kind of features. But Apple have got it right with this one apart from the size I don’t see why customers won’t be happy.



Nokia are at the moment the worlds biggest company for providing mobile telephones, the sell their product in over 150 countries. It is a finnish company that has a global device market share of 40%, this also makes Nokia by far the biggest fiinnish country. Nokia play a big role in the economy of Finland. Nokia also have 7 main research centers in seven of the leading indstrialist countries including Finland, Denmark, Germany, China, Japan, United Kingdom and United States.

I am a big fan of Nokia, I am loving their phones at the moment they seem to get everything right for me personally. Nokia seem to know about phones and nothing else and they do not try to show it, in the time I have known about Nokia they just seem to concentrate on phones, souly. Their designs can be sometimes hit and miss but recently they have been improving their designs nicely. I remember when the N95 came out the design was not too bad and it had all the features you need including a memory of 8GB it was all you needed for entertainment. Then customers started to complain that the slider was inappropriate and the battery was not very good (personally the if that battery is used adequately on any Nokia you can get 2 days out of them Max). Nokia responded to the problems with an N82 which they solved the battery life problem and it was not a slide phone it was a candy phone. Although the N82 did not have and 8GB memory its battery life had improved, and it was easier to carry.

Just like an Apple product I find that Nokia is very easy to use and does not require a manual. To be fair Nokia have paved the way for some of the features we see on phones to day. Like classic ringtones and games that are addictive to play, they also have been very iconic with their designs. From memory the 7110 phone was very stylish but when it appeared on the hit movie the Matrix everyone wanted one. They namesd it the Matrix phone later on, I really liked the feature on the phone where you could click a button on the side and the slide will come down automatically. Subsequently, popular phones gradually started to appear in hit movies.

One thing I must talk about is the menu screens, their old one where you would have to click left or right to see the next option. Although it was inconvenient I thought it was what made them unique from all the other phone manufacturers. Their icons seemed pleasing to look and their phones were reliable to use (meaning the screens did not freeze often). Another thing that made Nokia unique was the snake game, I think it is the most popular phone game ever, I don’t know any other game that had such an impact. If someone had their Nokia phone and they were outside they were playing that snake game, everyone from children to adults were absolutely hooked to the game. The main objective of the game was to grab the food that appeared on the screen using the keys 2,4,6 and 8. Making sure not to hit the the walls in the game.

The Nokia has been popular for decades now and the things mentioned above are some of the main reasons why. They have made a big mark in the mobile telephone market and they have not stopped, they continue to establish their name and increase competition in the market by listening to the customers. They released phones like the 7210 and the 3110 that everyone had, regardless whether you needed one or not. They were some of the most popular phones being sold, building Nokia up as one of the leading competitors in mobile communication.

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